Superstar Salman Khan’s Black Buck poaching case has been refreshed after another notice issued by Supreme Court on the star.
The notice followed the Rajasthan government’s petition challenging a High Court order suspending Salman’s conviction in the 1998 killing of two Chinkara deer and a black buck during a film shooting in Rajasthan.
During the shooting of his film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Rajashtan in 1988, Salman Khan accused of hunting and killing the endangered deer.
The actor has already twice spent time in the Jodhpur jail in connection to the case, in 1998 and again in 2007.
Salman’s co-stars on the shooting – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – are charged with inciting the actor to hunt.
Salman’s rifle and revolver were seized by authorities when he was first accused of poaching and their licenses were found to have expired.
Latest charges were framed against Khan last year after the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court both ruled that the Arms Act couldn’t be applied to him and sent the case back to the lower court.
In November 2013, the Rajasthan High Court ordered that Salman Khan’s poaching conviction be suspended to make it easier for him to travel abroad for shooting of a film.
Mr. Khan was sentenced to 5 years in jail and is currently out on bail in the case. He is also facing a retrial in the 2002 hit-and-run case in Mumbai.